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Life Technologies Announces 2012 Sustainability Progress

“Sustainability has become a powerful productivity tool—it’s evolved beyond Life Technologies’ operations to impact the way we drive continuous improvement company-wide.” - Mark O’Donnell Senior Vice President, Global Operations Global biotechnology company Life Technologies has released its 2012 sustainability achievements via the company’s second web-based report, its fifth sustainability report overall. Full reporting is available at lifetechnologies.com/sustainability. Complementing the online content and report highlights companion piece is a new iBook (coming soon to the iTunes iBook store) that lets stakeholders browse Life Technologies’ sustainability work in a mobile device-friendly format. Delivering content across these formats provides stakeholders improved access to dynamic, data-rich reporting. This year’s report follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Generation 3.1 guidelines and includes communication on the company’s progress toward the principles outlined by the United Nations Global Compact. Highlights include: Transforming Science - Launched the Ion Proton™ Sequencer, a revolutionary benchtop instrument that’s making high-powered whole-genome sequencing accessible to any lab by dramatically reducing the cost—one of The Scientist’s top 10 innovations of 2012 - Expanded molecular diagnostics business, acquiring full spectrum capability to develop and commercialize cancer diagnostics where there is currently great unmet need Revolutionizing our Value Chain - Installed the life science industry’s first fuel cell, supplying 75% of the energy needs of the company’s Carlsbad, California, headquarters and boosting energy reliability while cutting CO2 emissions - Eliminated 60,000 polystyrene coolers annually by converting three more product lines from cold to ambient shipping Engaging Stakeholders - Launched InnovatioNation™ to strengthen science education, reaching more than 1,000 students - Partnered with DNA Saves and the National Center for Victims of Crime to boost the impact of DNA evidence About Life Technologies Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology company that is committed to providing the most innovative products and services to leading customers in the fields of scientific research, genetic analysis and applied sciences. With a presence in more than 180 countries, the company's portfolio of 50,000 end-to-end solutions is secured by more than 5,000 patents and licenses that span the entire biological spectrum -- scientific exploration, molecular diagnostics, 21st century forensics, regenerative medicine and agricultural research. Life Technologies has approximately 10,000 employees and had sales of $3.8 billion in 2012. Relevant links: - Full reporting available at: www.lifetechnologies.com/sustainability - 2012 Sustainability Report Summary: http://www.lifetechnologies.com/content/dam/LifeTech/Documents/PDFs/about-us/Global%20Sustainability/2013-Sustainability-Brochure-web-r2.pdf Life Technologies Contact Nina Jimenez (760) 268-8320 [email protected]

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